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Helpful (1)

Lots of unique opportunities, but not the best place for an ambitious person or desiring high pay.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good employer for someone that has a family and wants a more stable, slower paced job, with a standard 40hr/week schedule. - Lots of opportunities to work on unique architectures or more research/cutting edge type software projects. - Flexible work hours, (9/80, work-from-home, etc) - Lower stress, unusual to have urgent software development deadlines or 'crunch' periods. - Housing is cheaper on the edge of bay area (Livermore, Tracy, etc)

Cons

Not as good a place for a younger person with ambition or energy, or someone looking to grow their salary. - Salary grows slowly, 2-3% raises typical - Salary is 'adequate', but doesn't match competitive companies with similar work like Google, Intel, etc. - Salary tends to cap out at a software engineer III level. Very few growth opportunities after you hit this level. - Benefits only average - Bonuses are unusual, difficult to get, and small.

Advice to Management

Target older employees with families when you hire. You're in a tough position to compete for the younger crowd unless you get more flexibility to offer better salary packages, raises, and upward growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  1. Helpful (2)

    in trouble

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salaries. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Funding channels are being cut. Management is not interested in preserving quality workforce.


  2. Helpful (1)

    LLNL is a great place to work for top scientific research. It is equipped with some of the best facilities in the world

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Computational Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Former Intern - Computational Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best facilities in the world. If you want to perform cutting edge research, this is the place to come.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic system of management due to being a government entity.

    Advice to Management

    Find some way to limit restriction on innovation. It gets depressed when great minds must go through so many doors with something as low level as an idea.


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